Through spontaneous outdoor play, children expand their understanding of the Earth while applying concepts from science, art, math, language, and physical education.
A morning-only “parent-and-tot” program for little ones aged 1 to 4 with their guardians and/or caregivers participate in storytelling, songs, and outdoor play.
A half-day introductory program for kids aged 4 to 8, that aims to develop children’s relationship with nature and increasing their comfort outdoors.
A full-day program for young, curious, and fast-growing minds aged 4 to 8 who will benefit from expanding their knowledge of the outdoor world while having fun.
A weekly program for youth aged 9 to 13 to engage with all aspects of the natural environment and build confidence and independence through a variety of inquiry-based activities.
At Nature School, learning is...
Nature School recognizes the importance of play in a child’s development, and its integral role in their cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being. As said by Albert Einstein, “Play is the highest form of research”.
Nature School focuses on inquiry-based learning which builds on children’s natural curiosity about the world in which they live. It places their questions and ideas at the centre of the learning experience.
Nature School provides children ample opportunities to learn by doing, reflecting on the process, encouraging them to take initiative, make decisions, and be accountable for their results.
Nature School builds a foundation of knowledge through a focus on local nature, culture, and community are central to the lessons learned at Camp Scugog's Nature School.
“Marta had the most wonderful time at forest school! We’ve signed her up for winter at her absolute insistence!”